Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
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  1. Spyro continues his quest for mediocrity in yet another frustrating, unoriginal adventure.
  2. Spyro's gameplay works just like it's suppose to--just like it has in every other game in the last decade, so it feels like the development team just phoned this one in. [Nov 2007, p.142]
  3. A solid platformer with some nice visuals and simple but enjoyable gameplay. It doesn't have any huge, glaring deficiencies to speak of, but at the same time, it's simply not cut from the sort of stock that makes a classic.
  4. In the end, it gets a thumbs-up from this reviewer, and a guarded recommendation for platform gaming fans in general.
  5. VideoGamer
    50
    Gamers deserve more for their money these days, and there are far better games out there.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    60
    Far too serious and combat-heavy. [Jan 2008, p.114]
  7. 60
    If you liked A New Beginning, then there is little reason why you shouldn’t pick up The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night. The game uses the same basic combat system and adds a few new elements to it. Just don’t go expecting too much more.
  8. Lastly, the time manipulation feature works just fine and makes combat much easier at times, but most players will just abuse the hell out of it due to the inherent challenge.
  9. While The Eternal Night tastes delicious, the benefits of that flavor aren't enough to make it worth eating.
  10. 72
    Overall I became quite fond of the violet dude, probably more appealing to the younger audiences but nevertheless fans of the series should not be disappointed.
  11. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Endless rock-hard combat. [Dec 2007, p.86]

Awards & Rankings

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#12 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Feb 5, 2012
    1
    The story is lame, the game's difficulty balance is terrible and overall it isn't a good game or worth your money or time. Do not bother everThe story is lame, the game's difficulty balance is terrible and overall it isn't a good game or worth your money or time. Do not bother ever putting this game in your Ps2 because you will be dissapointed. Full Review »
  2. Nov 10, 2011
    0
    A bad game. This series was killed after Insomniac released the control. You shouldn't waste your time with this game. I wouldn't even giveA bad game. This series was killed after Insomniac released the control. You shouldn't waste your time with this game. I wouldn't even give this to my worst enemy. That is how bad it is. Full Review »
  3. Apr 13, 2011
    4
    Even more wooden-hearted and mean-spirited than A New Beginning. Pros: Again, good graphics and visuals. Cons: Again, generic and formulaic,Even more wooden-hearted and mean-spirited than A New Beginning. Pros: Again, good graphics and visuals. Cons: Again, generic and formulaic, and refuses to push the boundaries of whatever genre it "claims" to be. Full Review »